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, fed chairman ben bernanke has returned to capitol hill this morning. and investors are looking for more clues on the central bank's next move. and the markets at this hour have u.s. equity futures under a bit of pressure after yesterday's rebound as "squawk box" begins right now. >> welcome to "squawk box" right here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen at the cnbc world headquarters. carl is in washington this morning where president obama is hosting a televised health care summit. we'll have more from carl on that story. but joe, that's not the only news in washington today. >> no, it's not. we may pipe in that music with carl down there and he'll be looking good. he'll have his jacket on. >> he always looks good. >> yes, he does. also in washington, carl is there, but also this other guys that's going to show up. that's not really what all the scuttlebutt is going to be about down there. it's about carl. but ben bernanke will come back and testify on the hill today. yesterday he pledged to continue record low interest rates for, in his words, an extended period. >>
much, sharon. we're not getting as much volatility today as yesterday although ben bernanke's tax did get a little movement. if you look at two-year yield it's slightly elevated and you look at the curve it's know changed. there's a potential for an exit strategy as depicted by that text. if you look at the next chart, indeed the euro versus the dollar has been mostly down, but it is bouncing back a bit especially in the last hour or so, keeping up with the headlines and some of those headlines, hey, the checks didn't have a good day and they sold an additional 150 million u.s. equivalent of their 15 year. they wanted to sell more, but portugal had better luck selling u.s. equipment of the 4 billion of ten-year note and let's hop across the pond and rebecca me ham. >> let's take a check of what's happening in europe and it's all about greece. no surprise there and we check on the fotse, the cac and the dax. 2.4% higher for greek eiquities today. we know we've had the european finance chiefsi having a conference call today. the ecb governing body is having a call tonight and tomorrow a
. the economy still requires low interest rates. ben bernanke will speak to the senate committee later this morning. the president of toyota will stay put. some executives have resigned following the scandal of the recalls. akio toyoda is the only person that can save toyota. he said the as a personal commitment to restore the trust of customers. blockbuster is closing at least 500 doors. it is looking for ways to restructure almost $1 billion of debt. consumers are turning to netflix and red box. back to you. >> thanks. >> coming up, in the look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> the hockey venue at the olympics turned into stars on ice. see if team usa stays in contention for its first gold medal hopes. we will show you ♪ hey bets, can i borrow a quarter? sure, still not dry? trng to shrink them. i lost weight and now some clothes are too big. how d you do it? simple stuff. eating right and i switched to whole grain. whole grain... [ female announcer ] pele who more whole grai tend to have a healthier body weight. multigrain cheerios has who gins and 110
a big eye there. let's get a check on wall street where fed chairman ben bernanke is making investments nervous. sfoks are down after bernanke outlined the ways fed can pull back on the $1 trillion being used to prop up the economy. today's house financial services commity hearing was postponed because of the snow in d.c. the fed decided to release bernanke's prepared remarks anyway. so we are going the keep our eye on how the markets respond there throughout the day. you can see as we stand still above the 10,000 mark but down 37 points on the day. stocks are low on fears any move by the fed to pull out money from the financial system could hurt the recovery. >>> the sex scandal surrounding john edwards is back in the news. today's the deadline for former aide to turn over an alleged sex tape. senior investigative correspondent lisa myers joins me now. has he done it yet? is the plan that he will turn it over during a court hearing? >> well, as of a couple of hours ago the tape was in the sheriff's office in north carolina. and was going to be delivered to the court around 2:00 today w
of that market. >> diane, where does this leave fed chief ben bernanke in terms of interest rates and where we're heading? i mean, by most consensus here people would anticipate and he has said that he's going to leave them in a very low rate environment for quite some time. how long is that time going to be? >> you know, i've had the fed not raising rates until december for my entire forecast and i'm starting to re-think they might not raise it until 2011. this is a very weak economy. so the weather exacerbates weakness, no question about it. we may recoup some of those gains and we may recoup some of them in march, but at the end of day when you've got people losing income when they're living paycheck to paycheck already, that's just an economy that's not as resilient. it just underscores the fragility of the economy that ben bernanke himself said yes, the weather is noisy and we have to go through it and at the end of day this economy is not looking that great in the first quarter. >> speaking of that, let's attack today's data. milton, real gdp was revised upwards to 5.9% for the first qua
news from ben bernanke, who gave testimony to nobody because of the snow. testimony which said he isn't going to tighten until the economy gets better, bizarrely. those comments initially send the market down hard. it made me think, what does the market say, what is wall street saying to him. they wanted to say, i'm going to plug the market with money even if things get good. would they have preferred them to tell us all is well, and i'm tightening right now? thankfully bernanke continues to do the right thing. i'm calling him the grown-up in chief. finally, i think we're going to see a real stimulus package coming out of congress. a bipartisan effort that will produce real jobs that use real equipment and fix real infrastructure. are you listening my friend? that's big news. it signals that the administration may be able to walk, chew gum and botch health care reform all at the same time. the bottom line, we slip through obama and china today. maybe this is the beginning of something big that will permanently sideline our two least favorite sea monsters. or maybe it's just a breather
efforts by raising interest rates. chairman ben bernanke outlined the effort in written testimony for a congressional committee. bernanke said the economy still needs an easy money policy for now, but he added: "at some point the federal reserve will need to tighten financial conditions." the talk of higher rates kept wall street at bay. the dow jones industrial average lost 20 points to close at 10,038. the nasdaq fell three points to close below 2,148. thousands of workers in greece staged a national strike today, protesting a government plan to freeze salaries and cut bonuses. the 24-hour strike closed schools, and brought air travel to a halt. we have a report from john sparks of independent television news. >> reporter: it's easy to say, the 24-hour strike closed greece filed a test case for other indebted states. its huge socialist government plans been cuts. for many here on the streets of athens today it is not acceptable. "the capitalist government has declared war on the working classes. we will respond with war-like measures," said this mp. the government wants to raise
as soon as possible. >> fed chairman ben bernanke says jobs are the key to economic rebound. meanwhile, there is more bad news from the housing front. despite continuing tax incentives, new home sales in january unexpectedly plunged to record low. senate democrats are working on a follow-up jobs bill that is more expensive and likely more controversial. >> we have big news for all you tweeters. yahoo! in twitter have announced eight content sharing deal. yahoo! reached a similar agreement with facebook back in december. twitter will start showing up in yahoo! search results right away. after a warm reception from holiday shoppers, toys r us is extending its lay around -- led layaway program for big ticket items. >> still to come, new details on the issue of pension plans for the baltimore city police and fire departments. >> being an olympian may be tiring, but being analytic family is exhausting. how they are dealing with the how they are dealing with the >> most of us can only imagine what it is like to be an olympic athlete. but imagine what it is like to be an olympic family? it ca
get it i want us to keep it and not lose it again. >> my name is bernanke. i almost feel that i asked for the microphone too soon begin issue answered the biggest concern that i have to rethink what happened in massachusetts needs to register with the republicans because they did not win this. the independents won it. i am from massachusetts originally and i know what drives that state and certainly is not republican policies. [laughter] i think it was a wonderful thing that happened and you put your finger on something come with the people in this country have said they're not happy with the democrats or republicans and if the republicans behave like the past the recent election means nothing prepare reading the "wall street journal" a few days ago there was an article that talked-about how the american people were disgusted with politics and the message i got out of that article said the republican party has an opportunity to rally around a central theme of term limits to get those people with professional politicians not interested in what happens to us the polygraph, bipartisanshi
obstacles to a strong, sustained economic recovery. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke was back on for day 2 of the state economy. he reaffirmed the fed's plan to help keep the interest rates low. >>> the european interest said that the 16 countries that use euro fell this month. concern will spread to other european countries. also put pressure on stocks globally. and another impact on auto recall. the owner of chrysler is asking more than 365,000 of its minivans to take them to dealers to replace crash sensors that help them control the air bag. chrysler warns the sensors can fail in 2005 and 2006 models. for more, you can head to cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> from storage to centerpiece. a dutch museum finds a masterpiece hidden away. >> they have just discovered that this paint suggest an authentic work of van gogh. it was an anonymous work of art. no one knew this van gogh painting existed as it was never referenced in any of the famous painter's letters. >> where is that van gogh that i had that i couldn't find. i need to call them about it. >> hi, thi
. bernanke will lay out a plan for credit tightening. another big headline, former merrill lynch chief john thain picked to lead cit. it brings together two prominent casualties of the credit crisis. >> "the washington post" after the massive snowstorm, they are ready to get hit again tomorrow. >> the snow at their home was up to their waist. >> your mom has an art exhibit here. what are they 82? >> 82 and 80. and they drove up. >> once you have to drive through nazi check posts to escape the country, it's nothing getting through jersey. >> i was worried, but they are just fine. she has a big opening tonight it will be fun. >> my art exhibit was there last week. >> it was? did you show your postcards? that's good. >>> michael lke allen has the m playbook. the joint summit on health care. i like the idea if you think it will give the idea of health care reform momentum. >> well, sure. i think people in both parties wonder why now? we said on this show, one of the easiest things for the president to have done was to call republicans, turn on c-span, msnbc and say what have you got? he is fina
for banks in the country. host: ben bernanke referred yesterday to short-term political liability for this. guest: i think he is absolutely correct. people tend, under these kinds of conditions, to one to blame someone. the problem with that is there are plenty of people to blame. we deregulated the industry. the congress deregulated the industry. there was a culture, if you will, of deregulation. and this encouraged some of what i call speculative activities that led to the bubbles and then the collapse. yes, you had this reaction. i think it is an overreaction, and the outcome would be -- as you try to blame someone you get worse outcomes rather than better outcomes, and i think that is what the chairman was trying to communicate. host: does the banking committee and the members, are they right to be angry at the fete at all? guest: if they're going to be angry, i think they have to be angry at everyone, including themselves. they allow these organizations to get bigger and more risk oriented. and yes, and regulatory agencies because of this culture -- the regulatory agencies because of
yesterday. fed chairman ben bernanke testifying again today on the hill. this time the senate banking committee. we got economic numbers today. we start with the good. the durable goods orders rose in nuary thanks in part to aircraft orders. the gain was the biggest since last july. first time claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 22,000 last week. not a number we want to see jump to 496,000. labor department says the weather that shut down government offices, as you well know, may have been partly to blame. if that's the case, we'll see how this week turns out, too. and akio toyoda was choking back tears after receiving standing ovation at a rally with dealers and employees on wednesday. toyoda was grilled by lawmakers for more than three hours. he says toyota's top management will include a nonjapanese person. he is criticized for not having other nationality on the board. he was asked by an assembly line worker when the company can do to restore the public's trust. responding in english, he said, let's make a better car. and general motors will shut down hummer after they a de
to be a bit lighter this week. and fed chairman ben bernanke wi head to capitol hill on wednesday to possibly give some clues as to when the fed will raise rates. >>> well, toyota is expected to announce this week a recalllan to fix the brake problems on the latest model of its prius hybrid. reports say the automaker will recall 270,000 priuses in the u.s. and japan and another 30,000 vehicles shipped to about 60 other countries last year. toyota is also looking into two other hybrids, the lexus h-2250 and a model sold in japan that have the same brake system. >>> and john thain has landed a new job. cit has hired the former merrill lynch and new york stock exchange ceo as its new chief executive. he arrived to work bright and early today around 7:30 a.m. the commercial lender is still restructuring its business after a brief stay in bankruptcy protection in december. cit says it hired thain based on his experience turning around the nyse. i wonder if we'll see more of these people pop back into the financial atmosphere. >> something tells me we will. >> have a great day. >> thanks. >>> our t
. your dreams. more within reach. meet us at ameriprise.com. >>> ben bernanke. >> yes. >> who oversaw the collapse of not only the united states, but pretty much the entire world financial system. >> right. >> and brought our economy to its knees has been reappointed as head of the fed. >> right. >> does this give you hope for being re-elected governor of new york? because may i remind you, he screwed everybody. >> wow. >> eliot spitzer taking shots from colbert last night. here with us now, founder, editor of thedailybeast.com, tina brown. >> good morning, everyone. >> great to see you. we'll get to your explosive piece about andrew young. have you quite a bit to say about john edwards' body man. we may have to bleep that. but first, maureen dowd's don't ask, don't tell op-ed. she writes in part -- tinea it was a pretty remarkable day on capitol hill. >> i thought it was pretty believing. very moving indeed. one does ask whether it will ignite a cultural war thing and distract. that's the only thing that scares me, we do need to be focused on jobs now. the timing seems strange. but h
her terribly. >> some of the stories this morning at 10:00 a.m., ben bernanke is on capitol hill. all ears will listen to his take on job creation. this afternoon, the president will make his case for creating more jobs. it's going to happen at the business round table. >>> this afternoon in vancouver, fresh off the upset of team canada, the u.s. men's hockey team takes on switzerland. >> usa! usa! >> something tells me you are watching. >>> a star sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his limmo driver. it's been years coming. >> eight years in the running. this is a guy who literally had it all at one point. an nba all-star. one of the richest contracts in the league. prosecutors say he was playing with a shotgun, shot his driver, tried to cover it up. yesterday, a new jersey judge sentenced him to five years in prison. afterwards, he said he was sorry. >> i sincerely apologize for my actions that caused his death. i pray that today brings you some comfort. my children, you deserve a better father. son, brothers than i have been. >> he was apologizing to his victims there. h
, in studying history, unless you learn from it, all the economic experts and bernanke and obama included, understood in the great depression the one thing they did not do is spend enough fast enough in order to stimulate the economy in order to create sustainable growth which obama and bernanke are doing. >> so, jeanne, why is this package viewed so negatively by so many in the country one year later? >> well, i think that the democrats didn't necessarily sell it as it was, you know, throughout the year. they went off and did health care and then came back to jobs. you know, 2 million people may have been helped by it. but another 8 million lost their jobs. so, more people are feeling pain than benefit. and so as a result, i think most people don't -- don't appreciate or really understood that, you know, it was a limited package. people thought it should have been bigger. it helped, but it didn't resolve the economic crisis we were in. >> wow. ryan, what's your view on that? why do you believe so many people have such a negative view of the package? >> i have to agree. we didn't sell it
, 50 basis points or 100 basis points would be out of whack. >> did you see bernanke's swearing-in? >> i didn't.he president wasn't? >> how do you talk about transparency when you have a private swearing-in ceremony in apparently there is no legal standing for the swearing-in ceremony, because he was approved while he was still chairman. if the chairmanship expired, there would need to be a -- >> why would you need to see someone sworn in? you think he's actually going to swear? >> typically a president or a top official at some time -- >> but transparency, though. >> the most public fight over a fed chairman. >> the ceremonyial way. >> it's not a legal thing. >> you want him to answer questions that you pose him, you don't want to see the ceremony of someone swearing in, how did he look, what was his expression? was he worried? >> does it help he was in matter? >> i don't think it matters. >> this isn't what transparency was watched. i want to have watched it. i wouldn't have taken time out of my day to watch it. >> it shows you what a nerd you are. >> i don't want to be surpri
's an interesting idea. bernanke yesterday mentioned that the spike in jobless claims might have been at least partly related to the weather. i would say there's a little more uncertainty than maybe mr. knapp suggests as to whether or not this is weather related or how much of a comedown we're getting from that fourth quarter gdp which was very strong and as you said revised up, erin, to 5.9% from 5.7%. it is interesting to look at the details and where the strength was to kind of figure out whether or not, how much of that is going to continue. what you see when you look at it is the consumer was pretty weak at one point, 7%, and nobody thinks that's going to be any stronger in this quarter. business spending was very strong. that's a wild card. that could continue. exports strong again and of course the big part of that not shown here are the inventories -- inventory numbers. this conference, though, is going to be about the fed policy and the fed's role put on here by the university of chicago's school of business. there are going to be no less than four members of the federal market commit
bernanke also kept the market in check. he outlined the plan that the central bank will follow once the economy has recovered. bernanke was scheduled to deliver the testimony in person to a congressional panel, but the wearing was postponed because of, well, the storm. weather permitting, tomorrow we'll get the latest readings on jobless claim ace long with earnings on pepsico and viacom. and did i happen to mention it's snowing here? >> yes. is it making you a little grouchy? >> i'm not grouchy, i'm not going home. that's what's happening. >> hang in there. one year after hayleigh cummings vanished from her home, we hear from her father in jail on drug charges. we're going to talk about that next. >> the nasty winter weather is making roads deadly. earlier we showed you the stretch of interstate 80 in central pennsylvania. we have now learned, at least one person was killed after about 50 vehicles were involved in crashes. this is all in clearville county. another is said to have a serious leg injury because of all of this. no one is really going to go anywhere on the east coast to
in three months and just a hair under 100 million. bernanke said yesterday that the job market remains weak even though the economy is recovering. there is some good economic news. everything from washing machines to airplanes jump 3d% in january and the second monthly increase in a row. >>> coca-cola is changing the way it does business. spending more than $12 million to buy the large bottler. from using independent bottlers to controlling the process. pepsi has recently moved in that direction, as well. >>> get this, a relative of burr nad madoff is changing her name. she is married to buernie's son mark. she filed court papers for herself and her two kids to drop the madoff name. she probably doesn't want that out there, robben . >> she just wants to leave the name alone. >> completely. she's still married. it's not that. it's just the name. >>> a teacher danceoff sounded like kind of a fun idea for a pep rally until it became a lap dance dance off. >>> one of the most taulked abot people at the olympics may be heading home. >>> if you're running late, you must not have signed up for my
and country and dodge grand caravan vehicles. >>> well, fed chairman ben bernanke told congress wednesday that interest rates will remain low to support continued economic growth. >>> and the house is now set to vote on a jobs bill after the full senate passed the $15 billion measure on wednesday. >>> and just today after being released from a washington, d.c., hospital after suffering a heart attack, former vice president dick cheney is having coffee today with his former boss, president george w. bush. it is the first time the two have seen each other since they left office. >>> and a close call this week for an officer in michigan who was on the side of the road with a driver when another car came barreling towards him. he managed to jump to avoid being pinned, and amazingly, suffered only minor injuries. it is 7:15. let's head back now to matt, meredith, ann and al. >> things will be fairly quiet for the rest of the day. a little coating of snow in some areas lost i did not just off and on a snow showers and flurries. of the west as cloudy and >>> and that's your latest weather. matt?
. host: a couple other items, business section of "new york times," that ben bernanke has survived a challenge to his second term as chairman, and faces the delicate task of beginning to pull the central bank out of its extraordinary situation. guest: the economy through the fall of 2008 and through last year, in an effort to help banks and credit markets and to prevent the financial system from imploding. they did that by lower the interest rates, and now they have to pull that back. they have to pull the federal reserves investments in the economy back. and they have to do that carefully because they don't want to cause problems in doing so, which is something that could happen. it will be delicate. markets are watching when this will happen. if he doesn't do it right, you will see plunges in stock values. host: what is the update? guest: last week senate dodd announced he was at an impasse with senator shelby, and it's not a good sign. there are some republicans who said they were committed to get a bill. one thing to watch is bob corker, a new senator from tennessee, he's worki
of making decisions on interest rates. mr. bernanke does testify regularly on capitol hill explaining what he is doing, and why he is affecting monetary policy the way he is. some, like milton friedman, have suggested that we could replace federal reserve with a computer that could determine these interest-rate formulas. perhaps that would be better. federal reserve policy can be subject to certain criticism. i do not hoknow how we would do this. there is disagreement on the way they have handled the recession, and that is fair. host: another tweet -- guest: $3 trillion of the deficit? over the next 10 years, if we expended all the tax cuts, for everyone, that would be about $3 trillion. the deficit is much bigger than that. the base line is $11 trillion. if you got rid of all the tax cuts, we would still have and $8 trillion deficit over the next 10 years. president obama is not talking about doing that. only for those making more than $250,000 a year. that is only 1/5 of the tax cuts. if you want to get rid of "tax cuts for the rich" it is over $16 billion from a deficit of $11 trillion.
bernanke was scheduled to testify before the services committee and not any more. the hearing was postponed and may still release a plan at the top of the hour. it is expected to outline the bank's central plan and unwind programs that waere designed to get out of the crisis we're experiencing. disney says its fourth quarter results reflect, they are putting off travel plans to the last minute. the company had to rely on discounts. >>> finally, robin, we did a little digging, snow digging. 41 years ago today, that was the last time the new york stock exchange was closed for snow. last full snow day that they've had. no worries, they're at it today. they're down there and the nyc is open. it's kind of weird. 41 years ago today. >> they officially closed them, but not today. >> not today. >>> bracing for a blizzard is even tougher when you're already recovering from record-setting snow storm. how the nasty weather is affecting thousands of flights and a morning commute. this is from washington, d.c., i can tell. mostly from the call letters. >>> plus, one of tiger's alleged mistresses says he
in adjournment until friday 9:30, february 26. that is followed by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's testimony before the senate banking committee. >> i come from latin america. i am never expecting to find this kind of poverty. >> photographer and documentary filmmaker on a different side of the nation's capital in the shadow of power, sunday on c-span's q. and a. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano testified before a house in a about her agency's budget request for the next fiscal year. she answered questions about the consolidation of some of the department's programs and denied reports that the board of security staff has been cut. this is three hours. >> the committee on homeland security will come to order. the committee's meeting today to receive testimony from secretary janet napolitano on the presidents fy2011 budget request for the department of homeland security. i want to thanks secretary napolitano for being flexible about testifying in support of the president's fiscal year 2011 budget request for the department of homeland security after back-to-back bliz
. the ayes have it. the motion is agreed to. accordingly the house stands >> ben bernanke testifies about the economy and monetary policy. now, secretary lahood. this part of the hearing is 50 minutes. >> let me just raise a couple of questions with you very quickly. the committee has reviewed thousands of complaints regarding sudden acceleration in the toyota vehicles. before the crash thatñossÑçkçñar membersÑiñr of at( family in aut "tsjutÑ. ñrmy questionÑi is, why did it e jjtxdñrÑi to act? &Ñignz+:çóx@%ylñx].sÑiñr why did it take them so long to act? >> mr. chairman, i would say this. i have been in the job more than a year. prior to my time which would have been prior to january 23rd of '09, if there issues i can't answer, i will get back to you for the record. i will tell you this, 30,000 complaints come to nh tsa every year and we look at every one of them. we think every one is important. some come from people who are driving cars and some come from the industry. we look at what's going on from stakeholders and people in the automobile business. sometimes they f
. bernanke looks closer to getting his way after what has been a fraught few months. calls the fed to -- host: chat mooga, tennessee, next on our republican line. laurie. caller: hi. i want to comment about the bipartisanship that i see a great deal of in washington and that seems to be that everybody is in agreement 100% on sucking up to their, to the people that spend the money on them, to get them voted in the office and everybody seems to be completely bipartisan on the fact that they're up there to look after their own skin and not the american people. and as far as trying to agree with somebody on the other side of the aisle just for the sake of being called bipartisan, where's your conviction? it doesn't matter whether you're republican or democrat, independent or whatever. if you've got conviction, stick with them. do what's right for america. not what's right for your party. not what's right for the people who paid to get you in office. and that's about all i have to say. host: orange county, creativity. kalee on our democrats line. caller: i'm a democrat who is going switch to an in
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